Man arrested for making officers sick with papers laced with unknown substance

SMYRNA, GA - A man who had previously been arrested for terroristic threats was arrested last week after two officers were made sick when the man handed them papers with an unknown substance on them.

According to Atlanta Journal Constitution, 51-year-old Little Gaston Stone walked into the Smyrna Police Department (SPD) and handed two officers papers while complaining about Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. Soon after the officers touched the papers, they both started to feel “extreme fatigue, chest pain, chest tightness, dizziness, and difficulty breathing.”

He allegedly recorded the interaction on a tablet. The papers were reportedly meant for Police Chief Keith Zgnoc. Once the officers took the papers from Stone, he "quickly exited the building."

The two officers were taken to the hospital for treatment. They are expected to survive.

Stone was arrested for two counts of aggravated assault against an officer. He was booked into the Cobb County jail, and court records show he is being held without bond.

Stone had also been arrested in 2021 after making threats to blow up a building. He plead guilty to that charge in October 2023 and was sentenced to a year of probation. Also, according to the Daily Mail, "In 2004, Stone was given credit for serving a year in jail after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and battery, with nine years to be served on probation."

Fox News Digital reported that the FBI office in Atlanta is “assisting Smyrna with the testing of potential evidence.”

The New York Post reported that Stone has previously been arrested for aggravated assault.
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Bruce

Curious to see what he used on the paper.

Rick

Also need to amend/upgrade the charges if the tests show a chemical that could kill

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